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  1. #1
    Rod Speed
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    Crash Lander wrote:

    > Just adding that the plans between the 2 are similar, and I can't see a real advantage as far as that goes with either
    > company.


    The coverage is very different out in rural areas.

    3 can change the price of what they offer as often as others
    change their shirts, so you can feel dudded when you sign up
    with a particular offer and they whip the rug out from under
    you by flogging it for a lot less just after you buy it etc.


    > "Crash Lander" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >> I';m currently with Optus for my mobile, and have had no issues.
    >> Time to upgrade as contract is up. They have this phone I really
    >> want, but they have no stock, and have a waiting list of about 20,
    >> with no idea when they will get stock. Now, 34 mobile have stock of
    >> this phone. I know nothing about 3, and would like advice on
    >> whether I will be cutting my nose off to spite my face by switching
    >> to 3, just to get the phone I want now, rather than wait til Optus
    >> has stock. Crash Lander






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  2. #2
    Horry
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    Re: OT Mobile networks.

    On Thu, 18 Dec 2008 16:02:25 +1100, Rod Speed wrote:

    > Crash Lander wrote:
    >
    >> Just adding that the plans between the 2 are similar, and I can't see a
    >> real advantage as far as that goes with either company.

    >
    > The coverage is very different out in rural areas.


    Regional areas too. And the capital city of Hobart. It's basically the
    mainland capitals (+ metro area/suburbs) plus the Gold Coast, plus the
    NSW Central Coast (very soon, if not already).

    It roams onto Telstra 2G for voice, however (and data, but at the
    exorbitant rate of $1.65 per MB) -- but that's not much use if you
    require 3G services.


    > 3 can change the price of what they offer as often as others change
    > their shirts, so you can feel dudded when you sign up with a particular
    > offer and they whip the rug out from under you by flogging it for a lot
    > less just after you buy it etc.


    3, surprisingly, generally gives customers -- including customers under
    contract -- a choice of staying on their original plan, or switching to
    the newer plan.



  3. #3
    Rod Speed
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    Re: OT Mobile networks.

    Horry wrote
    > Rod Speed wrote
    >> Crash Lander wrote:


    >>> Just adding that the plans between the 2 are similar, and I can't
    >>> see a real advantage as far as that goes with either company.


    >> The coverage is very different out in rural areas.


    > Regional areas too.


    Yeah, I used the wrong description there.

    > And the capital city of Hobart.


    Only a problem if you have two heads.

    > It's basically the mainland capitals (+ metro area/suburbs) plus the
    > Gold Coast, plus the NSW Central Coast (very soon, if not already).


    > It roams onto Telstra 2G for voice, however (and data, but at the exorbitant
    > rate of $1.65 per MB) -- but that's not much use if you require 3G services.


    >> 3 can change the price of what they offer as often as others
    >> change their shirts, so you can feel dudded when you sign up
    >> with a particular offer and they whip the rug out from under
    >> you by flogging it for a lot less just after you buy it etc.


    > 3, surprisingly, generally gives customers -- including customers under contract
    > -- a choice of staying on their original plan, or switching to the newer plan.


    Doesnt help with the up front gouge tho.





  4. #4
    Horry
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    Re: OT Mobile networks.

    On Sat, 20 Dec 2008 10:10:09 +1100, Rod Speed wrote:

    >>> 3 can change the price of what they offer as often as others change
    >>> their shirts, so you can feel dudded when you sign up with a
    >>> particular offer and they whip the rug out from under you by flogging
    >>> it for a lot less just after you buy it etc.

    >
    >> 3, surprisingly, generally gives customers -- including customers under
    >> contract -- a choice of staying on their original plan, or switching to
    >> the newer plan.

    >
    > Doesnt help with the up front gouge tho.


    Yeah. Or with any monthly handset/modem repayments (over and above the
    plan/service fees).



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